Successful East Munster Schools Girls Track & Field Championships for Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré athletics team

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Successful East Munster Schools Girls Track & Field Championships for Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré athletics team

L/R Back row: Elizabeth O Keefe, Jessica Lally, Nicole Brooks, Kelly Delahunty. Front row: Alannah Dunford, Khya Lynch, Kelsey Wing, Mollie Dooley.

The East Munster Schools Girls Track and Field Championships were held in Waterford R.S.C. on Wednesday May 2nd.

It was another very successful day for the girls from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré. Nicole Brooks was the first to collect a medal.

She came 3rd in the junior high jump with a jump of 1.48m.

Nicole also won silver in the 75m hurdles. Khya Lynch was next on the podium with 3rd place in the minor 75m hurdles.

Alannah Dunford jumped consistently well and came 3rd in the minor long jump with a fantastic jump of 4.22m.

Alannah was extremely unlucky to finish in 3rd place in the 100m heat, as only 2 qualified for the final. However, Kelsey Wing came 2nd in her heat and also finished 2nd in the final.

We had some fine performances from Kelly Delahunty in the minor long jump and 200m, Jessica Lally who came 4th in the intermediate shot and Elizabeth O Keefe also putted well in the junior shot.

The highlight of the day was the minor girls relay who ran a terrific race and finished in 1st place.

Mollie Dooley got off to a great start and handed over the baton to Alannah Delahunty who made fantastic ground on the 2nd leg.

Khya Lynch took the bend at speed and had a great handover to Kelsey Wing who sped home in 1st place. There were 2 heats with the fastest times deciding the overall winners.

After an anxious wait, after the 2nd heat, the announcement came that Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré were outright winners. A tremendous achievement for the girls.

They will now take part in the Munster Final in Castleisland on May 19th.

We wish the boys the best of luck in their East Munsters on May 10th in Templemore.